John Harrell

john harrell american shakespeare center
Actor-Manager (Text)
This season:

Duke Frederick, Corin, Jacques de Boys in As You Like It; Mr. Elton in Emma; Duchess of York, Murderer, Richmond in Richard III; and Dorimant in The Man of Mode.


More than 194 roles in 135 productions, including Guildenstern in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead; Shylock in The Merchant of Venice; Orsino (2016) and Malvolio (2010) in Twelfth Night; Gloucester in King Lear; Dromio of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors; Touchstone in As You Like It; Dogberry in Much Ado about Nothing; Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest; Oberon (2015) and Bottom (2009) in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; and the title roles in Cyrano de Bergerac, King John, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Richard II, and Richard III.


Le Beau, Amiens and As You Like It; Dick Johnson, Constable Dance in Treasure Island; Frees, Wabash in Shakespeare in Love (Utah Shakespeare Festival, Cedar City, UT); Sergius in Arms and the Man (Theatre Gael, Atlanta, GA); Clotaldo in Life’s a Dream (Foolery, Charlottesville, VA); Autolycus in The Winter’s Tale (Live Arts, Charlottesville, VA). Co-founder of Foolery, Charlottesville, VA.


Most Innovative Production – BBC Radio, for Foolery’s 1997 Cyrano de Bergerac at Edinburgh


BA in English, James Madison University, Virginia